David: photo by Gwenn Seemel
David (photo by Gwenn)
Your Friendly Neighborhood Tai Chi Instructor

Hi, I’m David Vanadia. I moved to Lambertville in 2022, and I’m happy to offer Tai Chi classes in our community. We mainly practice the Cheng Man Ching Yang style short form, and we also do Qigong, balance exercises, light stretching, form isolation, and application research.

I started learning Tai Chi Chuan in the 1990s, and began teaching professionally in 2004. For over a decade I taught public and private Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga classes at wellness, recreation, and retirement centers, gyms, fitness studios, 55+ communities, and outdoors in parks.

When COVID hit, I went from being a professional fitness instructor to working alone at my computer all day, which negatively impacted my mental and physical health so... I moved to Lambertville! Now I’m seeking people who want to practice, learn, grow, have fun, and be healthy.

Places I’ve Taught
  • adidas, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • Avalon Health Spa, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • Bally Total Fitness, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • BodyVox, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Clackamas Community College, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Friendly House, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • Heritage Point, Barnegat, NJ (Tai Chi, Qigong, Shadow Boxing)
  • Homewoods on the Willamette, Portland, OR (Chair Yoga)
  • March Wellness, Portland, OR (Yoga, Tai Chi)
  • Mirage, Barnegat, NJ (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Paramount Escapes Ocean Breeze, Manahawkin, NJ (Tai Chi)
  • Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Portland Parks & Rec., Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong, Cardio Kickboxing)
  • Prana, Portland, OR (Qigong)
  • Private lessons, Surf City, NJ (Tai Chi)
  • Recess Wellness, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • RiverPlace Athletic Club, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga)
  • Spa Chakra Fitness, Portland, OR (Cardio Boxing, Yoga)
  • Straight Blast Gym, Portland, OR (Yoga)
  • Studio Nia, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • Sunset Tai Chi, Surf City, NJ (Tai Chi)
  • Vibrant Studios, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Working Class Acupuncture, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • YWCA, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • 10th Ave. Athletic Club, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga)
  • 24 Hour Fitness, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)